So this is interesting.
A few days ago NFL Insider Josina Anderson appeared on NFL Live with information from a source describing why the Eagles have struggled this season.
This source says there’s no Super Bowl hangover, but a chemistry issue instead, while also suggesting that Zach Ertz is receiving too many targets and the coaches are not running the football enough.
Here’s the clip:
‘Cup of Jo’ from an #Eagles source on their issues compared to last season thus far. pic.twitter.com/wAIuUFVmaS
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) November 29, 2018
Over at Bleeding Green Nation, Brandon Lee Gowton writes this:
It sure sounds like Anderson’s Eagles source is an offensive player. I’ll note that Anderson seemingly has a close relationship with Alshon Jeffery. (Some examples: here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.)
Yeah, she does.
Here are some of those linked examples BLG shared, after the jump:
#Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery tells me, he is planning to practice this week, at least on a limited basis.
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) September 17, 2018
Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery, who has already made an impact in returning, tells me he still feels he is a couple of weeks or way or so from feeling closer to his best self on t/ field. After missing a lot of the OCP, Jeffery estimates he'll be at his max football cond after the bye.
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) October 18, 2018
I'm told #Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery is "out at least 6 months" after surgery to repair a "full tear" in his rotator cuff today, per source. Source added, it is "very likely" A.J. misses preseason & "unsure" about the regular season "but the expectations are to be ready for WK1." https://t.co/rHLVRokbdd
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) February 21, 2018
Earlier this week when I spoke to #Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery he told me he was "50/50" on whether starters should play vs. #Cowboys. Obviously said he'd support whatever Doug Pederson decides.
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) December 28, 2017
WR Alshon Jeffery just called me directly and said it is a "done deal" that he will go to the #Eagles
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 9, 2017
Good shout by Brandon.
No idea if it’s true, but something to think about.
I guess you would have a better judgment on this since you’re the journalist, but just rubs me the wrong way trying to “out” sources
Hmm, well I don’t think it’s an effort to “out” a source, I just find it rather interesting that she obviously has a relationship with Alshon and that the information she shared likely came from an offensive player. Smoke/fire? Maybe, maybe not.
Even without knowing who it is, the video clip itself sheds some light on how some people view this season internally vs. how we view it externally. I’ve never really considered the idea that Zach Ertz is getting TOO MANY targets, for example.
I’ve said all along that Ertz is being targeted too much, but I feel that it is because the offensive line isn’t giving time for plays to develop or that we have a threat that can spread the field and make every receiver a potential weapon. The lack of run game doesn’t help either.
But the thing is, when you only have 1.5-2 seconds to throw the ball, the short route is the easiest route to connect with and that seems to be what Ertz is running with lots of people complaining he doesn’t get to the sticks enough. It doesn’t make sense to me why they can’t scheme Golden Tate in those same type of routes and let him use his breakaway speed and elusiveness to get you necessary YACs.
7 out of 11 games this season Ertz has had double-digit targets (the others were 9, 8, 6, 3). Plus, if you take the report about Carson still not being healthy and shouldn’t be playing in to account, then the fact they have 5 wins should be seen as a positive.
Sounds like a WR wants the ball more. What else is new?
Sounds like Cuz is her source.
Missed Jason today but the Cuz still delivered a great show.
I wish the birds would draft a stud LB in the first round like the cowboys did the last few years
I wish the Birds were the Cowboys
Alshon’s probably given Josina the deep ball, if you get my drift.
I’m out versus the Panthers this week so I’ve got plenty of time on my hands.
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